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often disappeared in the crowd, and. I found another party and another costume in his place.
NATIVES OF BRUNI.
Rajah Muda Hassan had already landed, and 10 oa clock had been fixed upon as the hour for a full-dress visit to the sultan. As the time approached, Mr. Brooke, with our captain and the officers composing the party, came into the barge, and were pulled up to the sultana s audience chamber. This was a large three-sided building, facing the water, with a platform in front, on which were mounted five or six leilas, or native guns. The roof was slightly carved, and the gables ornamented with large wooden ramsa horns. The red and yellow flag of Borneo waved above it.
We were received at the platform by a numerous party of chiefs, handsomely dressed in silks, satins, and gold embroidery. They ushered us into the audience chamber, the walls of which were lined with a sort of cloth, and ornamented with shields. The floor was matted. The chamber was filled with natives, all well dressed and armed. Th6y sat cross-legged, preserving a respectful silence. A vacant aisle was preserved between them leading to the throne, which